ACE I/D polymorphism
Idiopathic recurrent pregnancy loss (IRPL) is defined by three or more consecutive miscarriages occurring before the twentieth week of gestation as a result of unidentified etiological factors. The results of previous studies have indicated that prothrombotic factors play a pathogenic role in early and late pregnancy. This study aimed to identify inherited prothrombotic and hypofibrinolytic risk factors in Mexican-Mestizo patients with IRPL.
Published data on a possible association between the angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) gene I/D polymorphism and obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) occurrence and its severity risk are inconclusive. We performed a meta-analysis of case-control studies published in English or Chinese. Thirteen studies, totaling 1361 cases and 1373 controls, were investigated for association of the ACE I/D polymorphism with OSAHS. We also made a study of ACE I/D with OSAHS severity risk, including 879 mild/moderate OSAHS patients and 357 severe OSAHS patients.